Notable Graves

Cedar Grove Notable Graves

Notable Activity
Mr. James Carter, Sr. Augusta's first black dentist
Mr. R. A. Dent First black from Augusta elected to the Legislature
Mr. B. L. Dent First black Augusta City Council member since reconstruction
Mr. Silas Floyd Minister, educator, poet, and writer of the biography of C. T. Walker
Mr. Walter S. Hornsby President and one of six co-founders of Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Co. Hornsby
Mr. A. R. Johnson First black in Georgia to receive teacher's license JohnsonJohnsonJohnson
Dr. T. W. Josey Prominent physician and community leader active in many charity events; T. W. Josey High School was named in his honor in 1964 JoseyJoseyJosey
Rev. W. P. Russell Opened the Free African School at Ellis Street and Ninth Street in 1865
Dr. George Stoney Prominent physician responsible for setting up Lamar Hospital at 12223 Laney-Walker Boulevard, where Tabernacle Baptist Church now stands StoneyStoneyStoney
Mrs. Amanda Dickson Toomer Richest black woman in the U.S. after the death of her father, David Dickson (plantation owner); there has been a movie made about her ToomerToomerToomer
Rev. William J. White Founder of Augusta Baptist Institute, which became Morehouse College in Atlanta; Studies were conducted in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church WhiteWhite
Miss Margaret Louise Laney Niece of Miss Lucy Craft Laney; Died in a house fire Laney
Mr. Charlie A. Reid, Sr. Interred in the first crypt placed in Cedar Grove; Co-founder of Blount-Reid Funeral Home, presently called C. A. Reid, Sr. Memorial Funeral Home ReidReidReid
Rev. Jacob Walker Not buried in Cedar Grove, however he was listed in the City Sexton's burial record book's remark column of Book A, Folio 117 as follows: African preacher aged 80 years. He died on the 30th July 1846 from the effects of a Paralytic Stroke received when preaching about three weeks before his death. On the 31st, he was followed to his burial place in the Church Yards of the African Church known as Springfield (at which place the City Council had given permission to inter his body) by more than 1,000 of his race. He had possessed the confidences of whites and blacks and general infusion of regret was manifested at his death.
Unknown Bones Eight boxes of unknown bones in one vault were buried on November 7, 1998; The bodies were stolen about 140 years ago for the Old Medical College of Georgia with the assistance of their slave and who later became their janitor, Grandison Harris Jr., to be used as cadavers; Harris is also buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery Unknown BonesUnknown BonesUnknown Bones